A100 statistics - 2021 cycle

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Dear St John's College, Cambridge,

For a100 medicine 2021 entry, I was hoping to find out:
1. how many people applied
2. how many people got an interview
3. the number of places
4. the BMAT scores of applicants (S1,2,3) who have got an interview invitation
5. whether or not they are home students
6. what their interview score was

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

Dear John Smith,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning Medicine
applicants to St John’s College.

 

In accordance with the UK's Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will
receive a response by no later than Friday 26th February.

Yours sincerely,

 

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)

St John’s College

Cambridge

CB2 1TP

Registered Charity No. 1137428

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From: John Smith <[FOI #722685 email]>
Sent: 29 January 2021 19:09
To: Freedom of Information Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 statistics - 2021 cycle
 
Dear St John's College, Cambridge,

For a100 medicine 2021 entry, I was hoping to find out:
1. how many people applied
2. how many people got an interview
3. the number of places
4. the BMAT scores of applicants (S1,2,3) who have got an interview
invitation
5. whether or not they are home students
6. what their interview score was

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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Freedom of Information Officer, St John's College, Cambridge

Dear John Smith,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request concerning Medicine
(A100) applications to St John’s College in application cycle 2020/21.

The information that is requested, insofar as it is held (noting that the
current undergraduate application cycle is ongoing), is exempt under
Section 36(2)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act because its disclosure
would be likely to prejudice the conduct of public affairs, in this case
the integrity of the College's applications and admissions process which
form a fundamental part of its mission as an educational institution. (As
the information requested is statistical in nature, the opinion of the
qualified person did not need to be sought for this application of Section
36.) The current undergraduate applications cycle is ongoing and
applications are still being submitted and assessed. The College considers
that the disclosure of detailed statistics about applications made within
the current cycle would be likely to prejudice the notion of a fair and
confidential admissions process whereby each applicant has the same
information at their disposal and partial granular information is not
disclosed to specific members of the public while the process is ongoing. 
As this is a qualified exemption, the College has considered whether, in
all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the
exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The
College considers that, while some people might have an understandable
private interest in these statistics, there is no genuine public interest
in them when set against the extensive statistical information available
about previous admission cycles published
at [1]https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.u..., coupled
with the prevailing public interest in maintaining a level playing field
in terms of the information available to all applicants.
For clarity the application cycle runs from applications opening in
September to confirmation decisions in August. For example, the 2020/21
application cycle runs from the opening of applications in September 2020
to confirmation in August 2021.

If you are dissatisfied with my response you may seek an internal review
in writing setting out the grounds for review. It will be dealt with by a
College Officer. Should you not be satisfied with the outcome of the
review, you will have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner by
writing to him at Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

 

Communications Officer (Freedom of Information)

St John’s College

Cambridge

CB2 1TP

Registered Charity No. 1137428

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From: John Smith <[FOI #722685 email]>
Sent: 29 January 2021 19:09
To: Freedom of Information Officer <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A100 statistics - 2021 cycle
 
Dear St John's College, Cambridge,

For a100 medicine 2021 entry, I was hoping to find out:
1. how many people applied
2. how many people got an interview
3. the number of places
4. the BMAT scores of applicants (S1,2,3) who have got an interview
invitation
5. whether or not they are home students
6. what their interview score was

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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